The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more

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New South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce director, Chrissy Marquardt, is a self-professed island girl from Jamaica living on a farm in Scappoose. She comes to the chamber after running her own design and consulting business, Scappoose Web Design, for the past seven years. Read more

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Rainier city officials have announced that the $12.2 million Rainier A Street Improvement Project is in high gear this week. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, work on relocation of the rail line and replacement of a storm drainage line was scheduled. Read more

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The Port of Columbia County voted four to one to hold the ground lease for NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. until their next port commission meeting on August 28, where the lease will be on the agenda again as a resolution. Read more

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The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more

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MTR Western, the agency Columbia County has contracted to provide buses for CC Rider, has informed the county transit service it wants to raise its hourly increase, but different people have provided different figures for what that increase should be. Read more

A joint collaboration for one of the county’s yearly National Night Out events, a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, brought together the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Columbia River Fire & Rescue (CRFR) and th… Read more

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Residents in Scappoose, St. Helens and Columbia City may have noticed a truck passing by that looks strangely like a pirate ship. The same “ship” may have also been playing the “Pirates of the Caribbean” song heard in the ride by the same name at Disneylandor Disney World. No, the inhabitant… Read more

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Columbia County graduate Luke Roth has attended three of Columbia County’s high schools – Scappoose for his first two years, St. Helens for his junior year, and recently graduated after finishing out his high school career in Clatskanie. Read more

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A single-vehicle crash involving a silver Cadillac Escalade occurred on Thursday, August 8 at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Highway 30 near milepost 39 in Goble, Oregon, according to Oregon State Police (OSP). Read more

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The Scappoose Fire District (SFD) has selected a final candidate and extended an offer to Dennis Hoke to serve as the new Joint Fire Chief to oversee SFD and Columbia River Fire & Rescue (CRFR). Read more

The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more

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As the improvement work intensifies along Cornelius Pass Road, Multnomah County Communications Officer Mike Pullen will issue updates to keep commuters and residents updated on the project. Read more

Columbia County Commissioners will host a public hearing at the County Courthouse Annex on Wednesday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the formation of a service district to support CC Rider, the county’s transit service. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) working with multiple county health department staffs has completed a statewide assessment of Oregon retailers that carry tobacco to study tobacco industry marketing and the product’s reach – specifically where minors are concerned. Read more

The search is on for a new Joint Chief at Columbia River Fire & Rescue (CRFR) and the Scappoose Fire District (SFD) and the agencies gave the public the chance to meet the candidates during a Meet and Greet on Sunday, July 28. Read more

Petitions and other political exercises from the Columbia County Republicans and the Columbia County Democrats are making their way through the county, offering residents a chance to get politically active at the Columbia County Fair & Rodeo and at other similar upcoming events. Read more